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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Little Rock, AR, United States
The Master of Science in Computer Science program at UALR reflects current trends in the computer science discipline and provides students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation for careers in computer science and/or advanced graduate studies.
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Overview

The curriculum consists of two parts: 1) core and 2) specialization course work. Core curriculum refers to required courses that provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills. Building on the core foundation, the specialization course work allows students the opportunity to select electives to acquire more in-depth knowledge and skills in the students’ specific areas of interest.To satisfy the requirements for the master’s degree, in addition to the course work, students must complete one of the following program options: thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.The program is accessible to day and evening students and lends itself to full- and part-time study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Analysis of Algorithms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale). However, in some cases, if the GRE score is above the minimum desired score, a GPA lower than 3.0 can be considered for full/conditional admission.
  • Where applicable, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or above or equivalent IELTS score is recommended.
  • On the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, the desired scores are a quantitative reasoning score of 155 or above, a verbal reasoning score of 145 or above, and analytical writing score 3.0 or above.
  • Completion of deficiency course work, if conditional admission is granted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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